Robert Newberry, carrying a cross far left, and his wife Stephanie came up from Missouri nearly three years ago and settled into Watford City, where the population has exploded from 1,700 to 8,000 or more. Newberry is a licensed minister, evangelist and preacher and calls himself a Bible-believing, Scripture-quoting, sword-wielding spiritual warrior itching to go into battle. Photo courtesy of Robert Newberry
(RNS) It takes a lot of workers to fuel North Dakota’s oil boom -- and the hard-working, lonely and boring lifestyle foments all manner of sins and vices. Evangelists say it's prime territory for spreading the message of Jesus.